Friday, March 19, 2010

The journey continues

Witness, testify and believe.  These three words are primary in John 20:24-30, an Easter meditation I'm reading.  Made me stop to ponder how my art-making could be part of all those proclamations when I translate the scripture, thoughts and impressions onto paper.  I came to the conclusion this is a huge responsibility and probably one of the reasons I take my art-making so seriously.  But I also found great liberty in receiving the gift of creativity and gave myself permission to continue enjoying the act of painting without restrictions.

My process is still in transition as I review the techniques from the workshop and spend time in research and study to find fresh and contemporary images  visually expressing my innermost thoughts and feelings.  Bear with me as I continue to find my way--perhaps the beginning of a series in the near future.  I would like to post some images soon but am not in a hurry to do so.

Last week I spent a day at my friend Kaye's studio with another workshop participant, Annette.  We had some great dialogue about abstraction and life and proceeded to challenge ourselves with some exercises similar to those we practiced at the workshop.  We are all learning and it is a great journey!  Perhaps the journey is the work for now?

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